Two grants to Possumwood

This week Possumwood Wildlife secured two grants to assist with its operation. Both grants recognise the significant contribution Possumwood makes to wildlife wellbeing. The first grant is from Voiceless, the animal protection organisation. The second grant is from the NSW Wildlife Council to help with an upgrade to the large…

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Possumwood to be on disaplay in India

The Wildlife Trust of India has asked Possumwood to present its work with Australian wildlife in the Protecting Animals Seminar Series at the Third Minding Animals Conference in New Delhi in January. In addition, Steve and Rosemary will be presenting two papers on wildlife emotional behaviour in the academic section of…

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India

India was a 700g orphaned swamp wallaby. Everyone loved India, but as she grew bigger she became very  agile and naughty. She would jump on benches to steal teabags, fruit, muesli,  nuts, etc. She chewed telephone cables, television aerial wiring, and left poo where she shouldn’t. Rosemary wanted her to…

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Dennis

  Dennis was a 25kg male wombat rescued on a freezing cold winter’s day. He was in a debilitated state with severe, deep and badly infected bite wounds, emaciated and suffering from hypothermia. The stress of his ordeal resulted in him developing symptoms of mange. His wounds took a long…

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George

George is a lucky kangaroo. A member of the public stopped by the side of the road in the ACT and noticed movement in the pouch of a dead female kangaroo. Following instructions over the phone the member of the public was able to reach into the pouch and safely…

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Hope

Hope was a 6kg kangaroo that was caught in a wire fence. She had a compound fracture of one of the metatarsal bones  which was pinned and splinted. It has taken a long time for the wound to heal. Fence injury wounds are usually severe because of ischaemic damage. She…

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Tammy and Danny

Tammy had been lying near a farm dam for three days without her mother before being brought into care. She was 5kg and had pelvic fractures and a deep laceration to her ankle involving an ankle ligament. She was unable to stand and was very dehydrated. Danny was a 5kg…

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Crackles & Dr Who

Crackles was a 5kg kangaroo joey who was found alone in a paddock being attacked by a fox (28 October, 2013). He suffered fractured ribs, severe abdominal bruising and extensive puncture wounds to head, neck and back. From his injuries Crackles developed subcutaneous emphysema, a potentially fatal situation where air…

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Flossy

Flossy was a tiny furless wombat when rescued from the pouch of her dead mother. She was raised with another larger wombat named Zany. Flossy disguised her quiet nature with loud screaming which made her seem more fierce than she really was. She has never been aggressive. Flossy was able…

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Swimmer

Swimmer is a very old male swamp wallaby. During the extended dry period in Summer he got himself caught in a swimming pool fence in a backyard in Bungendore. He spent a whole night caught in a very awkward position and as a result developed pressure sores on his thigh…

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